Emotional & Health Benefits of Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery can have both health and emotional benefits Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull, helps many women consider breast reduction surgery to alleviate physical pain, discomfort and improve their self-image along with their appearance. The excess weight of overly large breasts can cause difficulty in your ability to lead an active life and can cause emotional stress in addition to physical discomfort. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull, can determine if the procedure is right for you during your initial consultation.

Is breast reduction surgery a good option for me?

If as a result of large breasts you are experiencing back, neck and shoulder pain which is long-standing in duration and increasing intensity, then you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. You may also be experiencing indentations from bra straps supporting the extra breast weight. If your breasts hang low, your skin can become irritated beneath the breast crease and cause stretch marks and stretched skin which can enlarge the areolas. Even though your breasts may be limiting your physical activity, you need to be physically healthy and not smoke before you will be considered for surgery. Several variables will need to be considered by your plastic surgeon prior to surgery.

Is breast reduction covered by insurance?

Breast reduction surgery may be covered by health insurance when it is performed to relieve significant medical symptoms. Insurers will require medical record documentation before a medically necessary determination is made. Insurance policies vary greatly and employers have the option to include or exclude breast reduction surgery in their insurance plans. Carefully review your policy to determine your coverage. Pre-certification is required for reimbursement or coverage.

If you have additional questions about whether breast reduction surgery may be right for you, consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon that has been extensively trained in all parts of the face and body.

Dr. Denton Watumull is a Dallas Plastic Surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with 9 years of residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and over 25 years of practice experience. Your safety and an individualized approach are of primary importance to Dr. Watumull. For more information about breast surgery options or for more information about Dr. Watumull, please visit Create-Beauty.com. You can schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Watumull, by calling (972)470-5000.